Boundaries are tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Boundaries are tough love and key to improving the family unit when faced with addiction. Oftentimes, this type of boundary and tough love are used in conjunction with Continue Reading

30 years of the World Wide Web! Thank you Sir Tim!

The World Wide Web turns 30 today. Thanks to the connectivity of this amazing creation, people can be anywhere, anytime without leaving their bedroom or getting out of their pajamas. What this means is if your environment has placed limitations on you through poverty of finances or mindset, then you Continue Reading

Isolation is the most disabling experience

When I was in my early 20s, I broke my ankle which required surgery. For the next six weeks I was housebound because I was disabled and unable to drive. If it hadn’t been for family and friends who carted me around during this time, I would have experienced social Continue Reading

Go slow with chili peppers and conflict

Professional and personal relationships can be challenging, especially if there’s a conflict. Somedays, they are like chili peppers. In looking at the pepper, you believe it won’t be that bad and you can handle it, but once you bite into it, you’re committed. Even if you spit out the bite Continue Reading

My Special Needs Child: Advocating, Parenting, and Finding Strength

I’ve been working on my latest project: An e-book with resources to help you with your special needs child or other family member or friend. It’s almost ready to be released. But I don’t want you to wait on me before you obtain the help you need for a family Continue Reading

Mediating the Amazon

High profile divorces can provide fodder for the gossip rags such as the National Enquirer for years. That’s if divorcing couples choose the traditional route of hiring attorneys to divvy up the assets a couple built together and it goes to trial instead of mediation. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos might Continue Reading

Love is the answer and you know that for sure

This is my tribute to two war protesters who greatly influenced me: John Lennon and my father. I wrote this piece after an experience I had when I bought one of John Lennon’s pieces of artwork.  John Lennon (Oct. 9, 1940 – Dec. 8, 1980) Hollis Perry (March 27, 1932 Continue Reading

Do you feel like you’re being tested?

Below is a piece I wrote a few years ago when I took a class through Mary Anne Em Radmacher. She is most famous for a quote that says: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying I will try again Continue Reading

Loving someone with autism will expand your world

Today is the 12th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, a label and diagnosis that is now applied to 1 in 58 children in the United States. Millions of families worldwide have had the experience of changing their parenting goals after an autism diagnosis. They are learning about assistive technologies (this Continue Reading

Have you forgiven or forgotten it?

You had a disagreement with another person and in your mind you forgave. You were able to forgive them because you ended your relationship with them. But did you really forgive them or did you just forget them? The answer to that question will be revealed next time you unexpectedly Continue Reading

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